• Working with Stuff

    I am single and I’m in pain

    This is one of those rare posts where I show you “live” how I work with my stuff. It’s full of seriously cool and useful concepts. At least 5 things that are Important to Know. First the back story I was in a Facebook conversation on the topic of “Single”. When suddenly I felt *anger*. Now, according to Karla McLaren, anger shows up when our boundaries have been crossed. Since I’m a HSP with very thin boundaries, and since I don’t get angry very often, I have learned to make the best out of my anger when it does show up. That is: I feel the anger, allow it to…

  • My Thoughts on the World,  Working with Stuff

    Bullshit, a partial definition

    We are designed to align with Truth. To seek it, to connect to it, to remember it. That’s what most spiritual and religious practices are based on: rituals to remind us to keep connecting to Truth. Why? Because we forget… We forget about what is True. And so we become obsessed with things that aren’t “Truth”. And in this obsessing, these things become “Bullshit”. Bullshit: things that aren’t Truth, elevated to the place of Truth We become obsessed with status, and whether other people like us or not. We obsess about following the correct “procedures” and “systems”. We want bigger wages, fancier “titles”, more followers… And we forget about Truth……

  • Help in a crisis,  Stories of my life

    “I get it” – Encouraging words to stay on the path

    I wrote this while I was in pain. Perhaps trying to encourage myself and a potential reader, to keep going, to stay on the path. Because, baby, when the pain strikes, and you’ve been in pain seemingly forever, you feel like giving up for good. Here it is. I get it. I get how when the pain strikes, when you find yourself in the utmost depth of despair, it feels like it will never end. Perhaps you’ve been in pain for years. Perhaps it feels like forever. I get how when the pain strikes you would do anything, anything, to make it stop. Perhaps you have done some crazy, awful…

  • Personal Practice,  Working with Stuff

    Reviewing the Experience – The Yoga Festival

    Last week I worked with my stuff right here on the blog to prepare myself for this yoga festival I was going to over the weekend. Today, I’m reviewing the experience. Because processing what we go through is useful. Sometimes you go on an adventure not knowing what the theme is going to be, and you only find out after the adventure is over. Sometimes you go on an adventure and the theme is so fricking obvious it’s practically standing above your head in flashing neon lights, retro-style. The them of this adventure was “Learning about help” And yes, it was a success, in the sense that I learned a…

  • Help in a crisis,  My Thoughts on the World,  Working with Stuff

    Jumbled Thoughts on Depression and Suicide: How to help

    The topic of depression and suicide has been in my mind since the death of Robin Williams’ two days ago. These are my thoughts. They are slightly jumbled, because this is an extremely triggering topic for me. All in all, I think I did quite well. Caveats! * I will be writing about depression and suicide, and what people can do to help those with depression. That’s the angle. If you are triggered by these topics, proceed with caution. * As always, all my knowledge is derived from personal experience. Especially on the topics of depression and suicide. I don’t claim to know what works for everyone, forever, but this…